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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

Images of Marquees and Snapshots of in-game screens come from the Progetto Snaps collection,
who have spent years creating impeccable support materials for the worl d of emulation.


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1992 unknown
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Multi Game (set 1) by unknown (1992)
Internet Arcade
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Koutetsu Yousai Strahl (Japan set 1) by UPL (1992)
Internet Arcade
1991 UPL
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Black Heart by UPL (1991)
Internet Arcade
1991 UPL (Taito license)
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Acrobat Mission by UPL (Taito license) (1991) Developed by UPL Co., Ltd Released Jul, 1991 Also For SNES Published by Taito Corporation Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Vehicular Space Flight Perspective Top-down Visual 2D scrolling Description Years ago humanity abandoned the over-polluted Earth to make a new home on Mars. Now, without warning, a mechanical moon has appeared in the skies over Mars, and is raining down destruction on the colonies. A plan is...
Internet Arcade
1990 UPL (American Sammy license)
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Bio-ship Paladin by UPL (American Sammy license) (1990) Developed by UPL Co., Ltd Released 1990 Also For Genesis Published by UPL Co., Ltd Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Atlantal, a peaceful planet, has been attacked by an invading alien fleet known only as The Aggressors, leaving the capital city Delila in ruins. In order to sop The Aggressors, the people of Atlantal send the most powerful fighter ship on...
Internet Arcade
1990 UPL
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Vandyke (Japan) by UPL (1990) Developed by UPL Co., Ltd Released 1990 Platform Arcade Published by UPL Co., Ltd Perspective Top-down Genre Action Setting Fantasy Gameplay Arcade, Fighting Description Vandyke is a 2D arcade top-down weapon based beat'em up, similar to Avengers .The player controls a barbarian-like warrior, and fights against various enemies and monsters (giant scorpions, giant toads etc.) He uses a sword as main weapon, but can find a better weapon (for example: a flail on a...
Internet Arcade
1990 UPL
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US AAF Mustang (25th May. 1990) by UPL (1990)
Internet Arcade
1988 Unknown
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